South Africans encouraged to attend ANC birthday celebrations

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African National Congress (ANC) deputy secretary-general, Jessie Duarte, has encouraged people to join the ANC in celebrating its birthday.

This as the ANC turns 106-years-old today (Monday).

The party’s president Cyril Ramaphosa, together with other five top officials, will pay tribute to four former ANC presidents in KwaZulu-Natal later Monday morning.

They include Josiah Gumede, Pixley Seme, Albert Luthuli and the party’s founding president, Langalibalele Dube.

Duarte says the party’s main celebrations will be held at the Absa Stadium in East London on Saturday.

“It is going to be an exciting celebration, we are prepared. We have procured the ABSA stadium and two other stadiums adjacent to it. We are extremely optimistic that people from the Eastern Cape will turn up in their numbers. We are having a march and a carnival through the streets of East London on the morning of the 13th and we would like people to join us. There are 106 bikers coming from all over the country, each one remembering a year of the ANC’s existence. Singers, artists and choirs are from the Eastern Cape, so we are focusing on local artists of the Eastern Cape.”

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